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 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)


Different strokes for different folks. But your assessment of the show and the characters is so far off and inaccurate. LoL


My assessment of the show is based on virtually every episode that the producers of the marathon chose to air that day, LoL

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2014 - 11:43 PM   
 By:   DarthBrett   (Member)

Totally true!! lol I will admit there are a few episodes that definitely have most of those instances you mentioned. Whenever there is a rainy day and you have a chance, watch the two episodes I mentioned.

The music in Columbo was really good, though. I still am hopefull we'll see some sort of compilation release one day.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Totally true!! lol I will admit there are a few episodes that definitely have most of those instances you mentioned. Whenever there is a rainy day and you have a chance, watch the two episodes I mentioned.

The music in Columbo was really good, though. I still am hopefull we'll see some sort of compilation release one day.


The music is really cool, agreed.

Do you know the episode where Thayer David (from Dark Shadows) runs a magic/occult shop? I have been wanting to see that one.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   DarthBrett   (Member)



Do you know the episode where Thayer David (from Dark Shadows) runs a magic/occult shop? I have been wanting to see that one.


Yes, that is "Now You See Him..." which was Jack Cassidy's third & final appearance on the show. That's actually one of my favorite episodes.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

Of course the guy questioned is guilty, you always see him/her killing his/her partner at the beginning of every episode. Maybe you saw them backwards?!

that's the funny thing about the series, how Columbo stalks every suspect. In fact, you can play at the game at which exact moment he starts suspicions over him/her.

but this thread is about scores...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2014 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Lol Then you didn't watch enough Columbos. A lot of them aren't even men as the murderer and a lot of them are not wealthy or fit men in the slightest.

One of the latter-day instalments didn't even involve a murderer ("No Time To Die").

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2014 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Of course the guy questioned is guilty, you always see him/her killing his/her partner at the beginning of every episode.

Unless the episode is "Last Salute To The Commodore," in which the characters played by John Dehner and Robert Vaughn get bumped off off-camera...

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

I have to say that I'm a die-hard "Columbo" fan, but OnyaBirri's comment has made my day. Of course, there are many episodes that have a totally different plot, but for many cases the description holds true. And this comment doesn't make me enjoy "Columbo" any less. It's really less about the plot line than the character Peter Falk has created. I'm not too happy about the 1980s episodes, but enjoy most of the 1970s episodes (even though I've seen some of them dozens of times).

It's really odd that none of the "Columbo" music has yet been officially released. I sure hope that somebody will sometime take the challenge. One of the oddest "Columbo" musical moments I remember is happening in the episode "A Stitch In Crime": one of the mystery cues is used as a lounge source cue during a cocktail party. It doesn't get any better than this smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2015 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

I love Columbo and have been watching it on a loop recently. The music is great. So many different approaches over the years, and I love lots of neat directorial flourishes and editing, like when Robert Culprit backhands a lady and she bangs her head and dies. That sequence I'd so well done.

My favourite episode is the Spielberg one. Jack Cassidy is my favourite Columbo villain. So smarmy, it's great to see Columbo take him down.

Did Columbo's perps get the death penalty?

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2015 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I would actually kill someone for this to finally be in CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2015 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I would actually kill someone for this to finally be in CD.

Then you could listen to it non-stop for the twenty years you're waiting on Death Row before they fry you! Bliss!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 14, 2015 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I love Columbo and have been watching it on a loop recently. The music is great. So many different approaches over the years, and I love lots of neat directorial flourishes and editing, like when Robert Culprit backhands a lady and she bangs her head and dies. That sequence I'd so well done.



Is that this? If so, I agree. Very imaginitavely directed, and the score is simply great. Listen to the way the atonal technique mirrors the nightmarish imagery, then how it really kicks in when Culp(rit) sets off desperately in the car.

COLUMBO - DEATH LENDS A HAND - Music by Gil Mellé

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1rLbO6RcCg

And thanks to (Member) for compiling it in the first place!

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2015 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I discussed the Culp scene in depth, plus music from Billy Goldenberg et al.. here:

"The Mysterious World of COLUMBO"
Film Score Monthly v.11 no.3

available as a purchasable download!
(or, I can send it to you )

bruce

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)


That must have been "Sex and the Married Detective" from 1989. Patrick Williams, a regular composer on the latter seasons, composed this gorgeous saxophone theme. Perfect match for the show's murderer.
Agree with you!


I just wanted to chime in and say Patrick Williams is actually a composer who worked on both the original run of Columbo episodes in the 70s as well as the reincarnated show which started in 1989 (four episodes of the old show and five episodes of the new show). He also scored two episodes of the in some ways Columbo-inspired detective show Monk in 2003 (no idea why regular composer Jeff Beal didn't do them).

I think Williams and Dick DeBenedictis may be the only two composers to work on both incarnations of the show. DeBenedictis scored a whopping 15 episodes of the original show starting with the season 2 premiere, and 8 episodes of the new show. (I think he may hold the record, and a lot of his scores for the early show are pretty darn excellent.)

I also wanted to bump this thread because I'm hoping we get a two disc season 1 Columbo scores release (as I outlined above) this year.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

This has got to happen at some point. Intrada have already worked wonders with Duel and the Jaws series. Hopefully they've made some friends at Universal who will allow them to cut through the red tape and put out a Boxset. I assume it's a time consuming and costly endeavor. Almost three decades of music recorded at multiple locations in varying formats through the years.

Lalaland hit it out of the park with Mission: Impossible.

Here's hoping...

 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2016 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Unlike LLL, Intrada really doesn't like to do box sets. I think volumes similar to Battlestar Galactica would be more likely, or possibly by season like Buck Rogers. I haven't figured out yet how later seasons work out (I suspect some would only require a single disc, or perhaps two seasons could be combined on a two disc set.) I just know season 1 complete scores plus the two more lengthy pilot scores all fits on one two disc set.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2016 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

This has got to happen at some point. Intrada have already worked wonders with Duel and the Jaws series. Hopefully they've made some friends at Universal who will allow them to cut through the red tape and put out a Boxset.

Varese would also be a possibility.

 
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